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San Luis & Rio Grande
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Union Pacific
Special Topics
Rail Encounters
Trips reports, photo essays, nostalgia.  This is a LARGE section.
The Ski Train
The Rio Grande Zephyr
Rio Grande Reliquary
 Remnants, artifacts of the D&RGW
Close-ups
Detailed photos of Rio Grande equipment
Models
The La Plata Division
Modeling the modern Moffat Road in HO scale

This is the new home of one of the oldest Western railfan sites on the web.


Happy Thanksgiving! (hint: click the hyperlink)

Narrow Gauge Updates:

There's two new trip reports under the Rail Encounters section--

  • Lots of images from the Tunnel District, as well as a spotting report for the San Luis & Rio Grande. This one's well worth your time and perusal.
  • Trip Report to the Grand Junction and Moab areas, Ruby Canyon, etc. This includes the Potash Local and an Amtrak Heritage unit.  New format, and some of my best photography ever.

VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE: I am offering DVDs tailor-made for the discriminating Railfan. These 1-hour collections contain selected clips from my personal rail videos.  DVDs currently available are:

  • The Ski Train, 1994 through 2000
  • Southern Pacific Lines: Intermountain Memories

Introductory prices are $10 each, including shipping within the US (overseas add additional cost of mailing).

Spoiler Alert: I have acquired a better video-capture system and am working on creating better versions of these videos.

To order, send an e-mail to GRIFFINJ at ACTIONROAD dot NET and we will work out the details.  I accept Paypal, checks or money orders.


I'm now on YouTube. My channel is kfgrijr.  You can watch videos of BNSF, Durango & Silverton, San Luis & Rio Grande, UP, and my model railroad as well.  Updated regularly.


 

I have written a book covering the entire history of the Rio Grande, published by Motorbooks Press.  To date this is the only cradle-to-grave account in print of the D&RGW.  Beautifully illustrated with 150 photographs, full of easy-to-follow historical information, it is a must-have for any student or fan of the Rio Grande. Also available as an e-book from Voyageur Press.
Available from Amazon.com (search for "Rio Grande" )-- or just click the link below.

Also available as an e-book from motorbooks.com

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